Robert Hawira

In Just Truckn Around, October 20171 MinutesBy NZ Trucking magazineOctober 2, 2017

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The truck may be familiar, but this time a different driver was piloting the impressive 2013 Western Star 4864FX running a Detroit with an 18-speed Eaton.

Robert Hawira is a colleague of Wayne Duff, who was driving the truck when Faye Lougher snapped it last time.

A driver for Pacific Fuel Haul, Robert was filling the fuel tanks at the truck stop in Levin before heading back to Wellington. He said the truck runs 24/7 delivering fuel.

Born in Taihape, Robert has been driving trucks since he was 15 and began his driving career with Fliways.

“I enjoy the freedom of the road,” he says about why he likes driving.

Robert couldn‘t identify anything troubling the industry today, but was quick to choose rugby over soccer when asked his vexing question.